MotoGP Argentina: Marquez mystified by lap-four crash

Marquez left the building, then left the track
Marquez left the building, then left the track Picture: Repsol Media

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez is mystified by his crash on lap four of yesterday’s Argentine race but puts it down to his own error.

The Repsol Honda man had more than two seconds in hand over the pack when he went down at turn two and says that although he was pushing, he wasn’t on the limit.

The crash was really strange. I was just at 25 degrees lean angle. I was completely straight on that brake point, OK I locked the front and for some reason it was not ready enough, the tyre. I was feeling really good with the bike. I was pushing, but not a lot,” said Marquez, speaking at the track.

“It was just my mistake. Of course I’m really disappointed with me, because I know that these kind of mistakes can impact a lot on the championship, but now it’s already done. After three or four laps the others also got into high 1’39s. That was the rhythm of the race, for that reason I was leading.”

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